§ Colonel DAY
asked the right hon. Member for Cheltenham, as Chairman of the Kitchen and Refreshment Rooms Committee, if he is aware that the majority of the tea-cups used in the smoking rooms are cracked, and as a result are harbourers of dirt and other likely injurious matter; and will he see that a sufficiency of uncracked cups is available?
§ Sir J. AGG-GARDNER
Since receiving notice of the hon. Member's question, the tea cups in the smoking room referred to have been examined. I find that, out of a total of 80 cups in present use, only seven are cracked—and that to a slight extent—quite insufficient for either leakage or for "harbouring any injurious matter." It is to be regretted that the hon. Member should have derived, and expressed an opinion, which reflects inaccurately and unfairly on the employés of the Kitchen Committee.